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Sep 12

New to McKinney - Fall 2018

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 10:26 AM by Beth Shumate

Patio at The Yard McKinney(This blog is a work in progress as we are learning of more places that are new or relocating in McKinney this fall.)

Downtown McKinney

The Yard is now open in the 120-year-old house once occupied by Cafe Malaga at 107 S. Church Street. offering both indoor dining and patio seating as well as picnic tables and fire pit seating in the vast and beautiful yard featuring a play area and ping pong tables. Run by the same folks that own downtown favorite, Cadillac Pizza, The Yard's menu features a wide range of the types of foods you might eat at a picnic or serve for a casual backyard party with friends. For those who love comfort food, you'll find country fried steak, fried chicken and turkey meatloaf. Backyard grill-type foods like burgers, hot dogs and barbeque chicken join salads, appetizers and more on the mouth-watering menu.

Harvest Seasonal Kitchen is holding a launch party later this month to introduce their new beer Red River Rye, a red ale brewed with Texas grains and rye, dry hopped and naturally conditioned with local wildflower honey.  Red River Rye is the second in their collection of signature craft brews following the success of the Farmer’s Daughter, a honey blonde ale developed in 2017. Both beers will be available to purchase in a signature growler. Watch for more news from the farm-to-table dinner that is also now a brewpub!

Olive & Joe opened earlier this month, offering gourmet olive oils, artisan vinegars, locally roasted coffee, spices, and home cooking merchandise. The specialty shop is a division of the Grapevine Olive Oil Company, which opened in 2010 in Downtown Grapevine. (If you bring in your clean and dry bottles, they'll refill them at a discounted rate!) 214 N. Kentucky.

Jasper & Petals recently opened at 223 E. Louisiana, offering handmade jewelry, candles, clothes, soaps and bath scrubs, handbags and cards.

There's been lots of moving around of businesses downtown recently. Moving to larger spaces closer to the square are:
  • McKinney Knittery, moved in next to Ettiene Market on West Louisiana.
  • 540 Merchantile relocated over the summer to a spot next to Kitchenwares on the Square, 211 E. Louisiana.
  • Texas Monkey Business is also moving one block closer to the square. They're taking over the larger space that 540 Merchantile previously occupied next to Fair & Square Imports, 221 E. Louisiana.
And elsewhere in McKinney:
  • Jamba Juice opened a new concept drive-through on University in front of Sam’s Club, in the location previously housing Seattle’s Best Coffee.
  • A recent concept plan was recently approved by the city's planner and zoning officials that could bring 15 to 16 restaurants to the southeast corner of Custer Rd. and University/380.